Kingman Regional Medical Center (KRMC) received an “A” grade in the spring 2021 Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade, the Leapfrog Group announced on April 29th. The distinction is KRMC’s fifth in a row, recognizing the hospital’s efforts in protecting patients from errors, injuries, accidents, and infections.
The Leapfrog Group is an independent national watchdog organization committed to health care quality and safety. The group assigns letter grades (A-F) twice a year to all general hospitals across the country. The Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade is the only ratings program based exclusively on hospitals’ prevention of medical errors and other harms to patients in their care.
“As a hospital, it is our responsibility to make sure patients are safe in our care. We are proud of our safety rating but never complacent.” said Will McConnell, KRMC CEO. “KRMC will always continue the work it takes to improve our processes for patient safety.”
“An ‘A’ safety grade is an elite designation that your community should be proud of,” said Leah Binder, president and CEO of The Leapfrog Group. “The past year has been extraordinarily difficult for hospitals, but KRMC shows us it is possible to keep a laser focus on patients and their safety, no matter what it takes.”
Developed under the guidance of a national Expert Panel, the Leapfrog Hospital Safety Grade uses up to 27 measures of publicly available hospital safety data to assign grades to more than 2,700 U.S. acute-care hospitals twice per year. The Hospital Safety Grade’s methodology is peer-reviewed and fully transparent, and the results are free to the public.